Simon Jones

Simon_JonesSimon Jones, Professor of Performance, University of Bristol, is a writer and scholar, founder and co-director of Bodies in Flight, which has to date produced 17 works and numerous documents of performance that have at their heart the encounter between flesh and text, where words move and flesh utters, most recently a chapter on their performance-walk Dream-work in Archaeologies of Presence (2012).

He has been visiting scholar at Amsterdam University (2001), a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002) and Banff Arts Centre (2008).

He has published in Contemporary Theatre Review, Entropy Magazine, Liveartmagazine, Shattered Anatomies, The Cambridge History of British Theatre, Performance Research: on Beckett, co-edited Practice as Research in Performance and Screen (2009) and his work with Bodies in Flight features in Josephine Machon’s (Syn)aesthetics? Towards a Definition of Visceral Performance (2009).

He is currently leading two major projects into the accessibility, preservation and creative re-use of live art archives – Into the Future and Performing Documents.


Musing on the Artist-Researcher in Collaborative Practice – Bodies in Flight’s Do The Wild Thing! Redux. p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e, 1 (1).